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English definition of “misinterpret”


verb [T]    /ˌmɪs·ɪnˈtɜr·prət/
to not understand or explain something correctly: She felt that her comments had been misinterpreted. misinterpretation  /ˌmɪs·ɪnˌtɜr·prəˈteɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [C] If a patient isn’t honest, that can lead to misinterpretations of what is wrong with her.
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